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231 Front St., South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-5400
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located on the waterfront, overlooking the harbor and Portland skyline...
Located on the waterfront, overlooking the harbor and Portland skyline. Located next to a marina.Serving lunch & dinner, seafood is the specialty, but other menu items are offered. Great nautical atmosphere, with water views. Outside seating in warm weather, and a function room upstairs for private parties. High quality.
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  • 76
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good

The restaurant was extremely hot but that's my only complaint. The food was great and the staff was nice and bubbly. This is a great date night restaurant but it's also good for families.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Julia T
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Portland, Maine
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant overlooks the harbor and Portland's skyline. The view is beautiful and the large deck is perfect for summer evenings. The food is good but a little on the expensive side.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

wonderful food on the deck watching the sun set over Portland! What more could you want Located on the water in South Portland, if you are staying in the wharf area, take a water taxi across to this restaurant for a fun way to get there, and a safe way to get home if you enjoy their great libations.

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was extremely hot but that's my only complaint. The food was great and the staff was nice and bubbly. This is a great date night restaurant but it's also good for families.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were there on a perfect summer night. We were seated immediately at the time of our reservation. The waitress came over, was pleasant, took our order in a timely fashion, drinks and food came as expected.m then we never saw her again. Well, we SAW her, she just never looked in our direction again. We would have ordered second... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The wife and I had lunch here before our trip out on Casaco Bay. Great food and loved the loom over the marina!

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Bonita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Spectacular western view across the bay to the Portland sky line. Extra special at sunset. Friendly staff. Yummy pasta and seafood. Ample portions. Good wine list. But I guess ya hafta pay tourist prices or maybe subsidize the view. Felt that the entrees were maybe 20% over priced. Outdoor seating is available and the mosquitoes weren't overwhelming the night we... More 

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate at Salt Water Grille last week as it was recommend by our host. While we didn't have a reservation, we were able to get a table inside fairly quickly. We shared the Lemon Caesar salad which was quite delicious. They didn't split in kitchen which I prefer but delicious nonetheless. My main course was the fresh Haddock which... More 

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Boston
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Although I have visited The Salt Water Grille previously, this is my first review. Last evening, I met two very special friends at this eatery overlooking Portland Harbor and the Portland skyline. It being a beautiful evening, we were seated at a table under on umbrella on the deck. Our server, Riley (a she), was very friendly and attentive. We... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have eaten at Salt Water Grille numerous times over the years and always had a good meal. I ate there last night with colleagues (2 tables of six) and everything was great! SWG is on the water in So. Portland with lovely views of boats, the ocean and Portland. They have a great deck with lots of seating and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We held our wedding reception here in the summer of '15. Not only was the food and view incredible, but the service was outstanding. When you pick a wedding venue you expect to pay for the food, view and venue. However the Salt water Grille has a built in Gem that makes it outstanding and that is their Events Coordinator... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 Front St., South Portland, ME 04106
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: (207) 799-5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Located on the waterfront, overlooking the harbor and Portland skyline. Located next to a marina.Serving lunch & dinner, seafood is the specialty, but other menu items are offered. Great nautical atmosphere, with water views. Outside seating in warm weather, and a function room upstairs for private parties. High quality.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?